Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, May 10, 2010

My World Tuesday - Broken Trees

For this week's My World Tuesday post I'm going to show the negative consequences of that heavy spring snow we had a couple of weeks ago, taken in Fox Run Park this weekend while walking the dog. Normally the trees do fine in the snow, but this time the snow was so wet and heavy that it damaged a lot of trees. You can see the results in this first picture, showing several trees and branches down.
Looking up, some of the trees simply snapped off half way up.
Some trees bent all the way over to the ground - here's a flexible one but I don't think it will recover.
Others snapped but are still barely connected.
It's sad to see but it's part of the natural cycles. We sometimes see the same thing from windstorms.

14 comments:

  1. I saw these broken branches and trees last Tuesday in Fox Run. Man doesn't have control on nature.

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  2. Wow, that's a lot of 'damage'! But nature does have an order - all of those dead trees will someday break down and become nutrients for still more plants and trees!

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  3. So many broken trees! But hopefully, as others have noted, they will become nutrients for the other trees and plants. Great captures as always! Hope you have a great week, Al!

    Sylvia

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  4. First I thought you have had a storm ;)

    http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/05/10/My-World.aspx

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  5. Merciless Mother Nature. The consequences sure are tough to take.

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  6. Oh I didn't realize they get affected too.

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  7. Those are tragic and drastic.

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  8. Hi Al,wow what power has the snow

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  9. How bad. Great captures though.

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  10. It is sad to see the broken trees but it is great they are recylced back into the earth.

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  11. Amazing nature shots :))
    So sad from the broken trees !!!

    groetjes vanuit Nederland
    :)

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  12. The shots are nice but it really hurts a lot when we see beautiful trees are cut down !!..Unseen Rajasthan

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  13. I find myself wincing for the trees sakes. Silly isn't it? These pictures tell such a story. Wonderful photography, Al.

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  14. Thank you for sharing
    I really like

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